Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 498,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 498,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,185,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 498,050

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13280 records found.